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Auschwitz survivors: Eva Mozes Kor is dead

The Holocaust survivor Eva Mozes Kor is dead. She died at the age of 85 in Krakow, as announced by the Candles Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Terre Haute (Indiana), which she founded.

The Jewess was born in Romania, a large part of her family had been murdered in the Auschwitz extermination camp. Kor and her twin sister survived, but were abused in cruel medical experiments by the notorious camp doctor Josef Mengele. After the Second World War, Kor went to Israel and later to the United States.

Despite her bitter experiences, Kor continued to advocate forgiveness. In Germany, in April 2015, she made headlines in the trial of the former SS man Oskar Gröning when she shook hands with him in the courtroom. "My forgiveness does not absolve the perpetrators," Kor had said. She appealed to Groening to testify comprehensively and also to tell neo-Nazis the truth about Auschwitz. Kor said she made her statement on her behalf only, calling forgiveness an act of self-healing and self-liberation. The Candles Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Terre Haute stated, "The themes of Eva's life are obvious. We can overcome hardship and tragedy. Forgiveness can help us heal."

At the age of 81, Kor had described the arrival of her family in Auschwitz in May 1944 with her parents and their three sisters, including twin sister Miriam. "Just 30 minutes after arriving at the ramp, Miriam and I were forever separated from our family," she said. Only the two girls would have survived. The sisters are among the few twins who survived the experiments led by the dreaded camp doctor Josef Mengele.

Kor described the horrific attempts in her statement. "I crawled on the floor because I couldn't walk," she said after being given an injection with contents unknown to this day. "70 years later, I'm here because I haven't given up."

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